August 22, 2007
American Science and Surplus sells some pretty unusual items (their nav menu has a category called, "Robot Parts"), and they tend to sell them at very reasonable prices. Their Helping Hand clamp (for lack of a better word) fits the bill: unusual and under $10. It's a little stand with two alligator clips, a magnifying glass, and a little light. Each piece is fully adjustable resulting in virtually limitless possibilities of how to use the thing.
If you're a detail guy; a hobbyist who works with minutia and who agonizes over every little detail of each little piece, this might be something to add to your workbench. If you're not like that, you should probably still get one because it just looks so damn cool and it only costs eight bucks.
At AS&S and Amazon.com
July 25, 2007
Kreg, the makers of the ingenious Pocket Hole System are set to release a new work table on August 1st. Although somewhat designed for use with their various pocket hole tools, the table looks like a good addition to any woodworker's shop.
The 21" by 33" table top, made of glue-resistant melamine, has removable 'clamp tracks' on two sides. On the tracks are locking Vice-Grip style clamps as well as these little movable blocks to help with aligning your project. The clamps have little pads on them, so there are no worries about damaging your work piece. The table stand is adjustable from 31" to 36", has built in levelers, and can be fitted with casters.
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May 28, 2007
Our pals at Husky recently sent us one of their Heavy-Duty X-Sawhorses to check out. It’s a small, portable, lightweight, collapsible table that is good for a variety of tasks, not the least of which was being the MVP of our Memorial Day cookout.
The sawhorse unfolds from a central pivot and, when set-up, looks like a giant X. There is a little top that sets into it creating a table. When folded up, the top piece easily snaps onto the center bar, creating a something that is very easy to store, measuring only 31” square by 3” thick.
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